Randori is the game!

Recently we started learning the Kaeshi no kata, so on Tuesday we took it and tried to learn the same counter throws via randori.

One of the great things about learning Judo is randori. Randori is a game as much as a learning tool.

During our Tuesday and Thursday randori sessions we try techniques. We try apply our techniques against a non passive partner, against someone who won’t just fall, who we must actually apply our waza correctly on.

Which sounds very serious, but actually means we get to play the game of Judo. My partner tries to throw me, I try and throw them. I try all.my “tricks” and use my guile and cunning to catch them. All the while they try and do the same to me.

Come down and join the fun.